Wednesday, July 5, 2017

High Flying Flags

Happy 6th of July.  What can I say?  It is summer and there has been much to do.

Here are some flag quilts that I have and have made:
Flour Sack Flag
 I love the eagle on this
 the back
 Made by my dear Mary~
This is a "Little Quilts" pattern.
 What an epic label fail!  I think I was intending to gift this little quilt and kept it for myself....I must have felt guilty.   also the elvis print is upside down...or the label.
Here is my kitchen window dressed for the 4th through Labor Day.  It features 2 wooden flag apples made by Susan McD.
 A collection of my Presidential learning tools.  I always wanted to be a Presidential Scholar.....still working on that.
 A vintage hankie that I bought on Ebay
 And I am finally sharing my Hall of Presidents.
Silhouettes of Martha and George.
 My Lincoln quilt and framed Stamps.
 Going the other way - you can see Janet's swap by the door.
I hung Janet's quilt here where I see it multiple times a day by the front door.
My front hall table area.
This was an incredible gift from Barbara S.  You can read more about it here on her blog.
 
This bust and book was a gift
Mr. Lincoln standing sentinel on the hall landing.
 My friend, Susan McD made me this winning little Presidents Quilt.
So here is the Hall of Presidents in panorama view in two parts:
Just in case this isn't enough you can see posts that feature Abe there is more here and here.

Some day I should honor President Madison, since like you know....I live in Madison which is named in his honor.

Happy Birthday America!
xo

33 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour. Beautiful. The apples are really nice. I really like the flour sack eagle too. Really neat what you did with it. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. How cute is all that?! I especially love the huge Abe quilt and the sentinel Abe. LOVE!

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  3. What a great tour! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. What a delightful tour, Barb!
    Your window dressing always gives me ideas. : )
    Love seeing all of your presidential textiles and mementos, and I feel beyond honored to have contributed to the Hall of Presidents!

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  5. Another fun post :0) I love the vintage hankie. The feed sack is really cool as well - I make cornbread all the time.

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  6. Oh my goodness - so many wonderful things to enjoy on your tour! I'm envious of your kitchen display space - what a great location to show off different collections! BTW, if you didn't listen to it during election season, I highly recommend the Presidential podcast from the Washington Post.

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  7. Lovely Hall of Presidents--and beautiful flag quilts...thanks for sharing...hugs, Julierose

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  8. What a great quilt show you put on. Love them all. So glad you shared. Hugs

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  9. Happy 6th, Barb and thanks for the tour of your beautiful home, dressed for the patriotic season. Your passion is inspirational! I especially like Mary's quilt and your "Little Quilt". Your willingness to share your mistakes is a good reminder that perfection is a myth and not worth striving for. There...I ended with a preposition. B)

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    1. Thank you Betsy - I don't have your email but want you know that I really appreciate your nice comments!
      xo

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  10. Such a fabulous array of presidential deliciousness! My grandson would be proud of you! He has all the flash cards that you have, but I have never seen that electronic game. He doesn't do much spontaneous talking unless it involves the planets or the presidents! Your house is perfect for this wonderful display. Happy 6th!

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  11. So much fun to see your 4th of July bounty. I especially love the Abe memorabilia, so fitting for someone from the Land of Lincoln.

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  12. What a fabulous tour! Your collection is awesome. Using the feedsack that was way was perfect. You're such a clever girl!

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  13. I love the way you have your wonderful presidential collection displayed! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Gorgeous! The Reagan Library is close by but I have never been. Love the Lincoln on the stairs.

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  15. That was a fun presidential tour! Love all the lovely presidential quilt projects. --Andrea

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  16. You are something else...lest I forget there is a holiday...you let me know...I just love it all and wish I had your energy..xo

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  17. I've loved every single detail in every single photo of the post!! Your presedents hankie might be the coolest hanky I've ever seen, and you know I love a good hankie.

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  18. What a lovely tour of your beautiful and exquisite hall of Presidents! I can now see you being interviewed for a PBS special as a Presidential Scholar concerning the life and times of various U.S. Presidents!

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  19. What a feast for the eyes! Your Hall of Presidents is fabulous! Such fun seeing all the lovely patriotic gifts you've received and the quilts you made. Susan is SO talented! The vignette in your window is awe-inspiring! Great handkerchief, too. Happy 6th :)

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  20. This Hall of Presidents is a little museum ! I know your passion for Abe but I didn't know for others ! Beautiful flags ...I regret our French flag is not inspiring me .... ;)

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  21. What fun you've had decorating with all these pieces. The rooms look fantastic!

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  22. How neat to have a "Presidential Hall!" Almost like the White House!! Hee Hee!

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  23. What a lovely tour of everything presidential! Madison is my favorite president and you must go to his house for the tour. I love that he and Dolly had a real love affair (-: And it is also my granddaughter's name!

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  24. You have quite a presidential/patriotic display in so many parts of your home. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Is there something that sparked your interest? A particular first purchase or a quilt you made?

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  25. Your flag quilts inspire me to make one, too. But I love the President quilts and especially the flag apples.

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  26. WOW!!! That is an incredible tour of your passion within your home.

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  27. Barb, I am attaching the link to my bow tie block exchange quilt top I finally finished. From last year...? I love your flag stuff and quilts!!! https://thunderbird-fox.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-productive-day.html Happy 4th!

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  28. Yes! I love them all! Your Lincoln quilt is so special and one of my very favs!

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  29. Beautiful, patriotic quilts Ms. Fun! I love the views of your Abe quilt and ... well, just all your quilts! Hope you had a wonderful patriotic week!

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  30. What a wonderful blog post- love the patriotic quilts and "decor" (I know that's not the right word). It all flows so nicely in your home. Simply beautiful! :)

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